Stockalper Castle, Brig Switzerland

Monday, October 25, 2010

Brig is a very pretty old town in the Valais region. It is a hub for tourists visiting other places in the area, but has some very nice attractions too. 

Early on today we decided to take it easy, do some shooting, but nothing too major. We have decided to stay for another night and tomorrow will do a day trip to experience a cable car  ride up the mountain and hopefully see the Aletsch Glacier. For now we are heading to the castle to take some pictures and shoot some video.
The castle is Baroque in style and was built in the 17th century by trading tycoon Kaspar Jodok von Stockalper. It is open for tours, but we opted out and are just shooting the outside. Most of these sorts of places won't let you shoot inside without a special permit anyway. The castle features three famous towers with domed tops and a beautiful garden and courtyard. It is open year round.

We decided to go cheap for dinner tonight and picked up sandwiches at the train station store and are staying in and resting up this evening  so we'll be full of energy for our mountain adventure tomorrow.

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